Yacht Cat7 Safety
Full list of boats with Cat 7 is Here
Yacht Safety Inspection 2013-2014
DRAFT ONLY. More information to come.
AVALON SAILING CLUB
SPECIAL REGULATIONS AUDIT
09:00-12:00 SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST 2013
09:00-12:00 SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST 2013
Pre AGM 11TH SEPTEMBER 2012
(see also Alternative Audit Dates at bottom of this page)
Before the Audit Day (Preparation)
To prepare their boat, owners will need to:
Obtain the NEW YA Cat 7 Special Regulations Equipment Compliance form AVAILABLE BY LINK FROM HERE SOON.
NOTE: REGULATIONS HAVE CHANGED SO LAST YEARS FORM WILL NO LONGER BE SATIFACTORY.
Fire Extinguishers and Inspection
The Club is unable to provide free fire extinguisher inspections again this year.
However, Extinguisher Services Pty Ltd will be inspecting the Club extinguishers 9:00 am Tuesday 6th August.They will also inspect any extinguishers left at the Club on that day. The inspection fee is $11.00 (incl. GST) for each extinguisher. No fee, no inspection. Please ensure you also leave the inspection fee in an envelope with your name and vessel's name attached to the extinguisher (leave phone number should there be a problem with your extinguisher) .
A rule of thumb is that an extinguisher has to be pressure tested every 5 years. For smaller devices it is cheaper to buy a new one.
Here are prices Extinguisher Services offer:
To replace with a new extinguisher
If they require their 5 yearly pressure test or recharge
REFER TO THE COMPLIANCE FORM FOR THE NUMBER OF EXTINGUISHERS YOU NEED
On your Audit Day:
The auditor verifies that the boat complies with the compliance form at the time of the audit.
Owners must ensure their boats continue to comply with the compliance form for the Category audited and for the race it is competing in - all equipment must remain on their boats and kept in good working order, i.e. equipment is replaced or repaired as necessary. The onus is on owners to ensure continuous compliance. Also, Equipment Auditors may undertake spot checks during the season.
Owners also need to remain familiar with the Yachting Australia Special Regulations, including any amendments that may occur – these can be obtained from Yachting Australia (www.yachting.org.au) Please note: You will need to possess, and have onboard, the latest version of the Yachting Australia Special Regulations..
We also must comply with the Maritime N.S.W Authority Safety Equipment Regulations.
Note all yachts must have satifactorily completed 2013/14 audit to enter Avalon races.
Cost of Audit
Avalon members will have their yachts audited at no charge on the three appointed Audit Days.
Non-members are required to pay $25.00 at the Club Office prior to an audit.
Alternative Audit Dates
RMYC are having their inspections TBA. $25 per boat for everyone.
Pull up at Fuel Wharf, all Avalon boats welcome. Fire extinguishers can be checked and replaced on the spot.
It is also possible to book an ASC audit outsied the three dates already nominated BUT these audits will attract a fee of $25.00.
Ian Craig 0419 625 298